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‘Native Son’ Gets HBO Premiere Date And A First Trailer

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HBO Films has slotted April 6 as the debut date for Native Son, the Rashid Johnson-directed drama that the premium cabler made a splashy deal for last month at Sundance where the film had its world premiere. This announcement, which was made by HBO Films president Len Amato, also included a first-look teaser. See the video above. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, based on the seminal 1940s novel by Richard Wright, the film centers on Bigger… Read

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Leslye Headland, Will Ferrell And Red Wagon Team At HBO Films For FIFA Hustler Story ‘American Huckster’

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EXCLUSIVE: Leslye Headland is rewriting to direct for HBO Films a picture based on American Huckster: How Chuck Blazer Got Rich from-and Sold Out-the Most Powerful Cabal in World Sports. Will Ferrell is attached to star as Blazer, a hustler from Queens who managed to wheel and deal his way to the top of FIFA, the governing body of soccer—and the most powerful and corrupt sports organization in the world. The book was written by Mary Papenfuss & Teri Thompson, and a… Read

Box Office

‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Hatching $52M+ Opening

2ND UPDATE, FRIDAY MIDDAY: DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is looking really good with an estimated $15M today, including last night’s $3M, on its way to $52M-$54M for the weekend. That does not include the $2.5M from Fandango previews. The threequel released by Universal has about 26 Imax hubs and a good deal of PLFs working in its favor out of its 4,259 locations. If you’re wondering what the top three animated openings are for… Read

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Mythology Entertainment Splitting Up

EXCLUSIVE: Mythology Entertainment is breaking up. James Vanderbilt and William Sherak are parting ways with Bradley Fischer. The three will restructure the partnership in Mythology Entertainment. While the trio will continue to produce several existing Mythology projects currently in development, the company will no longer acquire or produce any new projects. Vanderbilt and Sherak will assume control over part of the current Mythology development slate. Fischer will take… Read

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Yorgos Lanthimos To Write, Direct ‘Pop. 1280’ For Imperative Entertainment & Element Pictures

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EXCLUSIVE: Yorgos Lanthimos is set to write and direct Pop. 1280, an adaptation of the Jim Thompson crime novel for Imperative Entertainment. Element Pictures will produce with Imperative and Lanthimos, in association with Discovery Productions. Project is high priority. Lanthimos’ The Favourite is up for 10 Oscars this weekend, including Best Picture, and it just won seven of the 12 BATFA Awards for which it was nominated. Thompson published the novel in 1964.  A corrupt… Read

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France’s Cesar Awards Winners Announced- Live

Refresh for latest…: France's Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma is handing out its César Awards tonight in Paris. Nominations for the local equivalent of the Oscars are led by Xavier Legrand's feature debut Jusqu'à La Garde (Custody) and Gilles Lellouche's Le Grand Bain (Sink Or Swim) with 10 mentions each. They are followed by Jacques Audiard's English-language western, The Sisters Brothers, a film from the former Cannes Palme d’Or winner that debuted at Venice… Read

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‘Wynonna Earp’ Future In Limbo As Season 4 Production Is Delayed By IDW

One of Syfy’s series with most devoted following, Wynonna Earp, appears to be in danger despite the July announcement at Comic-Con that it has been renewed by the NBCU cable network for a fourth season. The series’ fandom was whipped into a frenzy over the last 24-hours after Melanie Scrofano, who plays the title role, replied to a fan question on Twitter that the show was not filming at the moment and they had not been a reason why, indicating that Wynonna Earp should’ve… Read

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‘Greek’ Reunion, ‘Atypical’, ‘Perpetual Grace’ Panels Set At ATX TV Fest

ATX Television Festival is rounding out its programming for the upcoming fest set for June 6-9 in Austin, Texas. Cast and creators of ABC Family’s Greek will reunite for a panel. Creator/executive producer Patrick Sean Smith, will be there, along with cast members Spencer Grammer, Amber Stevens West, Jacob Zachar, Dilshad Vadsaria, and Paul James, and executive producers Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan. Additional panelists will be announced at a later date. All four seasons… Read

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CBS Orders Comedy Pilot Starring Jaime Camil From Alex Herschlag & Jennie Snyder Urman

CBS has given a late pilot order to a multi-camera family comedy from Jane the Virgin creator/executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman and Will & Grace executive producer Alex Herschlag, with Jane standout Jaime Camil set to star and executive produce. The project hails from Urman and Joanna Klein’s Sutton St. Productions, CBS TV Studios, where Sutton St. is based, and Ben Silverman and Howard Owen’s Propagate. Written by Herschlag, the Untitled Jennie Snyder Urman/Alex… Read

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‘Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan Inks With CAA

EXCLUSIVE: Irish actor Barry Keoghan has signed with CAA. Keoghan first cut his teeth in the Irish soap Fair City back in 2011. At the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, he transfixed global audiences with his gripping turn as an offbeat kid with fatal powers in Yorgos Lanthimos’ drama thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, holding a considerable amount of sway over Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell’s characters. That same year Keoghan also starred in Christopher Nolan’s… Read

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John Krasinski To Direct ‘A Quiet Place 2’, Emily Blunt Also Returning

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EXCLUSIVE: Sources says John Krasinski is returning to direct A Quiet Place 2. He already was on board to write the sequel. We hear production will begin in July on the film produced by Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. We also hear that Emily Blunt’s deal for the sequel is closed as well and that her onscreen children Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are in talks to return. Bluntrecently won a Screen Actors Guild best supporting actress award for her turn in the film. Today… Read

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Victoria Mahoney To Direct CBS Drama Pilot ‘Under the Bridge’

EXCLUSIVE: After making history as as the first African American woman to direct a Star Wars film with her 2nd unit directing gig on JJ Abrams’ Star Wars Episode IX, Vic Mahoney is returning to TV as director and executive producer on the CBS medical drama pilot Under the Bridge. The project, which recently cast David Ajala as a lead, hails from Mistresses executive producer Rina Mimoun and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. In Under the Bridge, penned by Mimoun, when a scandal rocks… Read